loom significantly changes 'bzr help status'

Bug #641781 reported by Parth Malwankar on 2010-09-18
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Bug Description

bzr-loom significantly changes the help for status command. I would be less confusing for the user if it just adds a bit to the help. Currently, the following is shown even though the core status help is more detailed.

Purpose: Show status of a loom.
Usage: bzr status [FILE...]

  -S, --short Use short status indicators.
  -v, --verbose Display more information.
  -V, --versioned Only show versioned files.
  --no-pending Don't show pending merges.
  -h, --help Show help message.
  -q, --quiet Only display errors and warnings.
  --usage Show usage message and options.
  --show-ids Show internal object ids.
  -c ARG, --change=ARG Select changes introduced by the specified revision.
                        See also "help revisionspec".
  -r ARG, --revision=ARG
                        See "help revisionspec" for details.

Aliases: st, stat
From: plugin "loom"
See also: diff, revert, status-flags

I think this is an artefact of it overriding the status command,
rather than adding information to it. This suggests that when you
hook in to the status command, you might also want to add some more
help information. We could represent that as a hook on getting help?
Or perhaps something else.

Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) on 2011-08-18
Changed in bzr-loom:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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